Lord I believe, help my unbelief.

"Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him! O people of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you. Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it."

Isaiah 30:18-21

Saturday, May 24, 2008

It's not all puppy dogs and roses folks

Messy. Messy. Messy. Those are all clean clothes by the way. I just hadn't put them away for, oh... two weeks. Relax. I just did.

Dishes from birthday breakfast... three days it took me to get to them. I had to do them in shifts because our dish strainer only holds so much.

My history paper... oh the freaking bane of my existence. But I finally finished!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Glory. And you'll all be happy to know that I didn't procrastinate nearly as bad as I usually do. I finished it four days before it was due. I know. You're jealous. Life in the mess.
I think that it's silly. MySpace, Facebook, Blogs and things of that nature for the most part only show your good side. The best picture, the best night, the best vacation, bla bla bla. Hey. I do it too.
So in an effort to bring some balance I've photographed the messy.

However since these choice photos. The clothes are put away. The dishes are done. The History paper conquered. And I get to enjoy my weekend with no obligations. GLORY.


Yessica said...

Lets be honest... you dominated the history paper in hopes you'd be riding my moped with me... and you will be... SOON.

Luke & Kristin said...

who says "puppy dogs and roses"?
1. puppies cost money, and poop and pee in the house, and have sharp teeth.
2. roses have thorns, and require getting your hands dirty (and sometimes bloody), and they die if they get too much sun, or too much water, or not enough sun, or not enough water.. and they die if said puppies pee on them.
I don't see how "puppy dogs and roses" are a pleasant peaceful illustration.
and who says that??

Luke & Kristin said...

maybe instead you should say "it's not all gummy bears and fluffy blankets"

erika_glenn.kara said...

i love the messy pictures. when you described the dirty dishes situation, i imagined something much worse by the way. i love your house!!!

Tara Jeanette said...

Beautiful mess! I promise I will help with the dishes when I get home:-)

Katie Scott said...

what! Your house was messy? Well, mine is never messy. It is always the perfect picture of gummy bears and fluffy pillows...which is not a good illustration either. I vote for "It's not all perfect tans and chocolate mousse."

Lorelei said...

Please? Please can it please be puppy dogs and roses? please? Maybe, rose-scented puppy dogs? Instead of the puppy dog-scented roses? M'kay?